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Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appointed new members of the management team and boards of some agencies, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen Kaduna State Government structures.

Kaduna lifts restriction on public prayers, worship

The Kaduna State Government has lifted the prohibition on daily prayers and services in places of worship on the condition that worshipers must comply with health protocols.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN appeals for multiple church services

The Christian Association of Nigeria, Ekiti chaper, has appealed to the state government to allow the conduct of multiple services by churches as part of efforts to check the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

NSCIA: Mosques in Ekiti ready for reopening

The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) in Ekiti says mosques in the state are now well positioned to meet the conditions for reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kayode Alabi

Juma’at prayers to begin in Kwara on Friday

This is sequel to the approval of the Emir of Ilorin, and chairman of the state council of chiefs, Dr. Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, with the agreement of the state COVID-19 technical committee under the chairmanship of the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Eid-el-Fitr: Kano insist on going ahead with prayers

The Kano State government has insisted on conducting the Eid-el-Fitr prayers in the state to mark the end of the Muslim Ramadan fasting month.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 15 Imams, 30 others convicted for violating lockdown order in Kano

Not fewer than fifteen persons who paraded themselves as Muslim clerics (Imams) to conduct Friday (Jumaat) prayers in violation of the lockdown order in Kano State have been arrested and convicted.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno to sanction Imams for flouting lockdown order

Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Babakura Abba Jatau stated that holding congregational Friday prayers exposed worshippers to risks of spreading COVID-19 in the State.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno coronavirus cases rise to 15

Three new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Borno, bringing the total number of infections in the state to 15.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 15 suspects for allegedly violating lockdown order in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 15 suspects for allegedly violating the lockdown order of the state government.
The first 14-day lockdown was instituted by Governor Udom Emmanuel to commence on April 3rd and expired on 5 pm of Thursday, April 16th just before the state chief judge, Justice Godwin Abraham, announced the extension of the lockdown by another 14 days as well as inaugurating a special court for the trial of offenders of Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations, 2020.

Akwa Ibom lifts lockdown order for two days

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has again directed that the ongoing lockdown order aimed at curtailing the spread of COvid-19 pandemic be carefully lifted on Friday and Saturday this week to enable residents re-stock foodstuffs and any prescribed medications.
Member representing Jos South in the Plateau State State House of Assembly, Hon Gwottson Dalyop Fom, has urged Governor Simon Lalong to reveal the proposed budget for the fumigation exercise in the state.

Kano fumigates, disinfect places visited by index case

The Kano State government says it has commenced fumigation and disinfectant of places it first index case of coronavirus visited in the state before testing positive.
Bishop Sunday Onuoha,

Bishop Onuoha: It’s dangerous to relax stay-at-home order

Dr Sunday Onuoha, has warned that Nigeria may lose the gains achieved in the past few weeks in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19), if states relaxed the stay-at-home order in their domains.
Governor Oyetola briefing journalists at the Government House in Osogbo

Osun: Total lockdown still in place

The Osun State Government on Friday reiterated its commitment to enforcing total lockdown of the state as a means of curbing the spread of coronavirus until the situation is reviewed.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers relaxes restrictions for Easter celebrations, others

The Rivers State Government has temporarily relaxed the restrictions on large religious gatherings to enable Christians carry out their religious obligations during the Easter Period.

Katsina lifts ban on Juma’at prayers, church services

The Katsina state government has lifted the ban on congregational Friday Juma’at Prayers with immediate effect in the state.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigeria: Rise in fake news distracting coronavirus fight – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the rising spate of fake news and misinformation, in spite of repeated caution by government, is distracting the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna restricts large gatherings, religious services, social events

As part of measures to protect residents from, and slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease, the Kaduna State Government has restricted religious services and all large gatherings.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, met with the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in Awe, Nasarawa State. 3

Mallam Sanusi leads Juma’at prayers in Awe

Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, has stepped out for the first time since arriving Awe town, Nasarawa state, on Tuesday.

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#EndSARS: Nollywood actress urges Feminist Coalition not to stop accepting donations

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Joe Okei-Odumakin urges government to address citizens’ grievances

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